Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: February 2013

Here is our selection of the best of our February downloads together with a few brand new tracks to dig into. So go on. Knock yourself out. Blank Realm – Cleaning Up My Mess Sitting somewhere between the melancholic churn and burn of Mercury Rev and the noisy squall of Sonic Youth, the four-piece gleefully meld psychedelia with punk and pop and even a smattering … Continue reading Mad Mackerel’s Best of the Month: February 2013

Mad Mackerel Recommends…Brave Baby

Brave Baby is an indie rock band from Charleston, South Carolina. Their debut album Forty Bells, which was released last month on the Hearts & Plugs label, centres on the long-lost-but-never-forgotten feelings discovered in childhood and early encounters with love. Vocally it brings to mind the arresting urgency and honesty found in the voice of Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. It is backed by solid, propulsive timekeeping and some … Continue reading Mad Mackerel Recommends…Brave Baby